December 29, 2021

Get Control of Your Acne

How your dermatologist in Lafayette, CO, can help you look your best

Acne can take over your skin. It can show up as blackheads, whiteheads, or painful, large bumps, known as cystic acne. Whatever type of acne you have your dermatologist can treat it, so you can enjoy clear skin again.

Dr. Thomas Gallagher at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology in Lafayette, CO, offers a wide range of skincare services, including acne treatment to help you look your best. He proudly serves residents of Lafayette, Boulder, and Brighton, CO, and he can help you too.

When you break out with acne, it may be tempting to pop or pick your acne. Don’t do it! Popping and picking at blemishes can spread the bacteria to other parts of your face, causing you to have even more blemishes.

It may also be tempting to leave the acne alone, thinking that it will go away on its own. Unfortunately, when acne goes untreated, it can lead to unsightly acne scars. Fortunately, your dermatologist can help with acne scarring too.

When you have acne, it’s best to seek out the services of an acne expert, your dermatologist. At Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology, your dermatologist may recommend:

Oral or topical antibiotics to clear up any underlying bacteria which is causing acne breakouts

Benzoyl peroxide products to unblock pores and clear up mild acne like blackheads and whiteheads

Isotretinoin products to clear up severe blemishes like cystic acne

Laser light therapy to eliminate the bacteria that causes acne

Extraction with a metal tool to remove blemishes

If you have acne scars, your dermatologist has several excellent options to fade acne scarring including:

  • Chemical peels
  • Laser light therapy
  • Skin resurfacing treatments

To discover more about controlling and treating acne, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Thomas Gallagher at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology in Lafayette, CO, serving residents of Lafayette, Boulder, and Brighton, CO. You can reach him in the office by calling (303) 604-1444, so call now!


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